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PaNda
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#1New Post! Nov 13, 2009 @ 13:55:41
My pulse rate was 103 BPM yesterday. I'm pretty sure my normal pulse rate is 86 BPM or less. I thought I was having shortness of breath from quitting smoking...again, although I had smoked no more than 3 cigs in two or three days. Should I be worried? I didn't take any OTC (over the counter) medication and I didn't drink anything containing caffeine.

I've had a heart murmur and PAT (paroxysmal atrial tachycardia). I was 13 or 14 years old when I had the murmur, but grew out of it. When I was diagnosed with PAT (in my early 20's), my doctor gave me Inderal. I haven't taken that for years because it's known to cause depression. Here are some links:

Normal Pulse Rate

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A normal pulse rate for a healthy adult, while resting, can range from 60 to 80 beats per minute (BPM), although well-conditioned athletes may have a healthy pulse rate lower than 60 BPM. Bradycardia occurs when the pulse rate is below 60 per minute but is only usually symptomatic when below 50BPM, whereas tachycardia occurs when the rate is above 100 BPM.


Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia

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The symptoms of paroxysmal atrial tachycardia can last for a few minutes to several hours. When rapid heartbeat remains for more than a minute or two, a person can feel out of breath, have chest pain, dizziness, have a panic attack, or faint. It is a scary thing to endure several hours of this condition, even when it does not cause pain or fainting. Dizziness and fainting can be caused by the atrial chambers not being able to fill fully, thus leading to inadequate blood supply to the body and lungs.


Inderal


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Inderal is used to treat tremors, angina (chest pain), hypertension (high blood pressure), heart rhythm disorders, and other heart or circulatory conditions. It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack, and to reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches.
On January 28, 2010
Wingsy
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Wingsville,
#2New Post! Nov 13, 2009 @ 14:02:00
Mention it to your doctor the next time you're in.

Mine was 126 last week when I was at the doctor, so they had me try a couple of things to see if they could get that to come down. This week when I was in, it was 85.

I've been sick though.
On August 31, 2014
boobagins
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Astral Weeks, Florida
#3New Post! Nov 13, 2009 @ 14:16:25
Yeah your resting heart rate should be below 90. Did you do anything strenuous...its still not as high as if you would have just exercised where your heart rate should should be above 120.

Next time mention it to your doctor if your resting heart rate continues to be at a high rate. If it was just a one time thing, its probably nothing, but still have it checked out.
On August 03, 2013
PaNda
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#4New Post! Nov 13, 2009 @ 14:26:35
@Wingsy Said

Mention it to your doctor the next time you're in.

Mine was 126 last week when I was at the doctor, so they had me try a couple of things to see if they could get that to come down. This week when I was in, it was 85.

I've been sick though.


What did your doctor suggest you try? I've had a runny nose and although I didn't check, I think I was running a fever the night before and early yesterday morning. My chest felt sooo heavy and I've been breaking out with cold sweats. I've had a feeling that something was stuck in my throat, but as I said, I really thought it was caused by my smoking after 3 weeks without any cigs.

If this keeps up, should I go to the ER? I could make an appointment to see my doc today (if she's not booked up) but I think it's probably back to normal. Thanks for the reply.

@boobagins Said

Yeah your resting heart rate should be below 90. Did you do anything strenuous...its still not as high as if you would have just exercised where your heart rate should should be above 120.

Next time mention it to your doctor if your resting heart rate continues to be at a high rate. If it was just a one time thing, its probably nothing, but still have it checked out.


Thanks for answering my question. All I did was walk into Walmart. My mother suggested I check my blood pressure at the pharmacy. My BP was normal but my heart rate was 101 then. I called her and she said that was too high and no wonder I felt drained/tired with shortness of breath. I checked it again after walking around the store. It was 113. That seemed wrong so I did another check and it was 103. I was exhausted all afternoon and went to bed early.
On January 28, 2010
boobagins
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Astral Weeks, Florida
#5New Post! Nov 13, 2009 @ 15:03:07
Thanks for answering my question. All I did was walk into Walmart. My mother suggested I check my blood pressure at the pharmacy. My BP was normal but my heart rate was 101 then. I called her and she said that was too high and no wonder I felt drained/tired with shortness of breath. I checked it again after walking around the store. It was 113. That seemed wrong so I did another check and it was 103. I was exhausted all afternoon and went to bed early.



Well if this happened when you were walking/moving for some it is normal based on their level of physical activity. Its not unheard of people that have resting heart rates that high. While ideally you should be below 90, if your normally in the 100-110 range then most likely the doctor will ask you to eat a low sodium diet and start exercising if you don't already do so. If your resting heart rate is 103 and you exercise everyday that's worrisome. But if you don't exercise everyday and are not physically in shape, that could be the reason among other things. But just have it checked out.
On August 03, 2013
PaNda
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#6New Post! Nov 13, 2009 @ 15:07:47
Okay, thanks. I'll see if I can get an appointment today. I'm not in very good shape at the moment as I've gained a lot of weight. This seemed strange to me because I haven't been so tired. Cutting down on my smoking caused me to put on lots of weight because I'm eating so much more. I'm just afraid of getting lung cancer. My friend just died of cancer and it was awful.
On January 28, 2010
Lili
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Sunshine Land,
#7New Post! Nov 13, 2009 @ 16:09:54
Walking isn't resting.
On August 14, 2014
PaNda
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#8New Post! Nov 13, 2009 @ 16:11:24
@Lili Said

Walking isn't resting.



That's true. So it should be in the 90's?
On January 28, 2010
Lili
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Sunshine Land,
#9New Post! Nov 13, 2009 @ 16:14:50
@panda Said

That's true. So it should be in the 90's?


You can get a pulse monitor at the drug store. Put it on while laying in bed after you've been laying there for a few minutes and you feel relaxed. That will be your resting pulse rate.
On August 14, 2014
treebee
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London, United Kingdom
#10New Post! Nov 13, 2009 @ 17:22:45
are you using nicotine replacement therapy?
On August 26, 2014
lilbear
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#11New Post! Nov 13, 2009 @ 18:11:33
@panda Said

My pulse rate was 103 BPM yesterday. I'm pretty sure my normal pulse rate is 86 BPM or less. I thought I was having shortness of breath from quitting smoking...again, although I had smoked no more than 3 cigs in two or three days. Should I be worried? I didn't take any OTC (over the counter) medication and I didn't drink anything containing caffeine.

I've had a heart murmur and PAT (paroxysmal atrial tachycardia). I was 13 or 14 years old when I had the murmur, but grew out of it. When I was diagnosed with PAT (in my early 20's), my doctor gave me Inderal. I haven't taken that for years because it's known to cause depression. Here are some links:

Normal Pulse Rate



Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia



Inderal



I've was diagnosed in 97 with a fast heart rate which would go from 80 to sometimes 200 beats per minute out of nowhere.

My doc sent me to a cardiologist and they put my on a diary monitor for a week. A cardio diary is a box they attach to you and when you feel that your heart rate is going fast, you push a button and all the activities are directly sent to a monitor at the hospital where as cardiologist assesses them.

Mine was caught on the diary and they called me in and told me I had Sinus Tachycardia.

I was given exercises to bring it down when it acted up and told that if it stayed over 120 beats per minute for and length of 5 to 10 minutes continuously to get to the hospital for monitoring and some Ativan.

My left ventricular is the problem as it takes over the natural beat of the heart.

Now I'm on Lorazepam/Ativan for when it goes fast to bring it down and I was told to never take my own pulse as it will always go faster if someone takes their own because they are usually anxious and the hear rate will be higher because of it. So I get someone else to take it.

If it continues for more years they will put in a box in my lower right side where the appendix is and run a wire to the left ventricular and every time it speeds up the box will zap it back to normal.

At times my resting pulse rate is 100 to 120 and was told if I did not have dizziness, headache or nausea not to worry about it.

But it should ALWAYS be checked by a doctor but preferably a Cardiologist.

My suggestion is the next time it does happen go to the Emergency immediately so they can put you on a monitor and do an EKG and let them start from there. That's what I did for months before they finally sent me to a Cardiologist to find out what was causing it.

Best to you and hope it's something that is treatable which it usually is.

Oh! And when you take your BP at the mall or drug store, don't walk around. Take the first one, write down the readings, sit there and rest for 10 to 15 minutes then take it again and write the readings down and do it a third time. Compare them and bring them with you to the docs or emerg with date and times.
On January 18, 2010
PaNda
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#12New Post! Nov 14, 2009 @ 00:09:49
@treebee Said

are you using nicotine replacement therapy?


No, I quit cold turkey.

@lilbear Said

I've was diagnosed in 97 with a fast heart rate which would go from 80 to sometimes 200 beats per minute out of nowhere.

My doc sent me to a cardiologist and they put my on a diary monitor for a week. A cardio diary is a box they attach to you and when you feel that your heart rate is going fast, you push a button and all the activities are directly sent to a monitor at the hospital where as cardiologist assesses them.

Mine was caught on the diary and they called me in and told me I had Sinus Tachycardia.

I was given exercises to bring it down when it acted up and told that if it stayed over 120 beats per minute for and length of 5 to 10 minutes continuously to get to the hospital for monitoring and some Ativan.

My left ventricular is the problem as it takes over the natural beat of the heart.

Now I'm on Lorazepam/Ativan for when it goes fast to bring it down and I was told to never take my own pulse as it will always go faster if someone takes their own because they are usually anxious and the hear rate will be higher because of it. So I get someone else to take it.

If it continues for more years they will put in a box in my lower right side where the appendix is and run a wire to the left ventricular and every time it speeds up the box will zap it back to normal.

At times my resting pulse rate is 100 to 120 and was told if I did not have dizziness, headache or nausea not to worry about it.

But it should ALWAYS be checked by a doctor but preferably a Cardiologist.

My suggestion is the next time it does happen go to the Emergency immediately so they can put you on a monitor and do an EKG and let them start from there. That's what I did for months before they finally sent me to a Cardiologist to find out what was causing it.

Best to you and hope it's something that is treatable which it usually is.

Oh! And when you take your BP at the mall or drug store, don't walk around. Take the first one, write down the readings, sit there and rest for 10 to 15 minutes then take it again and write the readings down and do it a third time. Compare them and bring them with you to the docs or emerg with date and times.


Thanks for this helpful post. I felt fine today. I'll be sure to go to the ER if I have more trouble.
On January 28, 2010
lilbear
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#13New Post! Nov 14, 2009 @ 00:12:47
@panda Said

No, I quit cold turkey.



Thanks for this helpful post. I felt fine today. I'll be sure to go to the ER if I have more trouble.



Sorry about all the typos! I'm getting worse and worse with that.
On January 18, 2010
PaNda
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, Texas
#14New Post! Nov 14, 2009 @ 00:13:30
@lilbear Said

Sorry about all the typos! I'm getting worse and worse with that.



I didn't even notice any.
On January 28, 2010
firefly46




Plymouth, United Kingdom
#15New Post! Nov 14, 2009 @ 00:55:53
Hi Panda

There could of been many reasons for you heart rate being high that day. The whole not smoking thing could be one reason (btw good for you keep it up ) you could of been anxious. you pulse rate naturally goes up a little when you have a test done so you can allow for that and you hadn't done it when rested. I think a little anxiety could be going on here, you have a lot to cope with at the moment. concentrate on giving up smoking and eating a healthy diet, do some light exercise each day aswell, it will help you craving.

The best sdvice here is to just get it checked by your doc to be on the safe side, to put your mind at rest, he will advise you best
On July 06, 2010
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